Welcome to Austin Zoo!


Our mission is to assist

animals in need through rescue,

rehabilitation and education. 


Located on the southwest edge of Austin, Texas, Austin Zoo draws visitors from around the world to learn about our rescued animals and spend quality time outdoors in the Texas Hill Country.

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Say hello to Longhorn Chance’s new companion!
This fine young Longhorn doesn’t have a name just yet.

We would like your help in naming him.

Submit a name and be entered to win the following:
First Place: Meet the little Longhorn and his buddy Chance and take photos
Second Place: A Galapagos Tortoise feeding
Third Place: 4 free passes to Austin Zoo

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Winter Hours



Beginning November 1st, through January 31st.,
Austin Zoo is transitioning to our winter hours.


Visit us from 9:30am-5:00pm, seven days a week.
We are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. 



Daily Training & Enrichment Activities


All keeper talks are weather permitting and last approximately 15 minutes. *Tortoise, Primate and Alligator Keeper Talks are held only when the temperature is at least 60 degrees Fahrenheit at noon.

10:30am: Monday • Wednesday • Friday

10:30am: Sunday • Tuesday • Thursday • Saturday

11:30am: Daily

Galapagos Tortoise*
12:30pm: Daily

2:30: Tuesday • Saturday

*Primate, Tortoise, & Alligator talks only if over 60 degrees

Austin Zoo is proud to be a Zoological Association of America Accredited Facility.